• Santa Fe U30CGs: Where are they now?

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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by dash7
 
i know this is probably a stupid question but does anyone know if there are any santa fe u30cg cowl units left or have they all met their fate with a cutting torch?.maybe on static display?thanks again, :-D dash 7

  by SSW9389
 
All six Santa Fe U30CGs were scrapped after their September 22, 1980 retirement. They were traded in to GE on B36-7s. Diesel data from The Santa Fe Diesel Volume 2 by Dr. Cinthia Priest.

  by dash7
 
thanks for that, what a shame............. !!! thanks, :-D dash7

  by SSW9389
 
The U30CGs and other older Uboats on the Santa Fe were not well liked by the enginemen, nor well cared for by the maintenance forces. No tears were shed when the old oil pots were cut up. Good riddance! :wink:

  by MEC407
 
Still, it's too bad that not even one of them was preserved. They were nice looking locomotives.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 353&nseq=4

  by dash7
 
thanks; MEC407 im glad you found them as pleasing to the eye as i did (i hope?)to bad like you said that none were ever preserved any way at least there are photos of these handsom beasts to preserve their memory.cheers :-D dash7